Taking the court as the No. 1-ranked player for the first time, Andy Murray got the job done.
Karolina Pliskova and Barbora Strycova clinched the Czech Republic's fifth Fed Cup title in six years on Sunday after beating France in the deciding doubles rubber in Strasbourg.
Caroline Garcia defeated two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 7-6 (8/6), 6-3 to bring France level at 1-1 against the Czech Republic after the first day of the Fed Cup final on Saturday.
Maria Sharapova will once again be a U.N. goodwill ambassador when her doping ban expires in April and she returns to international tennis competition, a U.N. statement said Thursday.
Top-seeded Andy Murray overcame a slow start against Gilles Simon of France before winning 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 and advancing to his 13th quarterfinal of the season at the Erste Bank Open on Thursday.
Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova claimed her first victory at the WTA Finals on Thursday, beating Simona Halep of Romania 6-3 7-6 (7-5) in their last round-robin match.
Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova produced another extraordinary comeback to win her second straight match at the WTA Finals on Wednesday, sealing a place in the semi-finals.
Svetlana Kuznetsova hacked off her own hair with a pair of scissors and burst into tears before saving a match point and beating the defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5 1-6 7-5 at the WTA Finals on Monday.
The latest tantrum by Australia's Nick Kyrgios has attracted more than a fine and condemnation as sports stars and experts wonder if he needs help to overcome his demons.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ousted racket-smashing teenager Alexander Zverev at the Shanghai Masters on Thursday, denying the young German a potential match-up with his elder brother, Mischa.